Several Upcoming Events with Writer-in-Residence Driss Ksikes

DrissWe are thrilled to be partnering with Northwestern’s Center for the Writing Arts in hosting the Moroccan playwright, novelist, journalist, editor, and scholar Driss Ksikes as a Visiting Writer-in-Residence for the Spring 2017 Quarter. Across a range of fields, Ksikes has made major contributions to the artistic, political, and intellectual life of Morocco and the Arab world more generally.

In addition to teaching a class on North African Literature in the Age of Social Media, Ksikes is involved with an exciting array of programs during his sojourn at Northwestern.

 

Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30 PM
[Lecture]
My Journey to Write a Novel about Averroes Today

On writing a contemporary work of fiction about a medieval philosopher
John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston

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Monday, May 15 at 12:00 PM

[MENA Monday]
Morocco Today: A Discussion between Driss Ksikes & Abdelhay Moudden
Kresge Hall, The Forum (Room 1-515)

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Wednesday, May 17 at 5:30 PM

[Reading]
The X-X-Y Equation
University Hall 201, The Hagstrum Room

A play based (partly) on the testimony of a Moroccan feminist who challenged religious men in her quest to reform family laws.

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Thursday, May 18, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

[Panelist]
Moroccan Exceptionalism: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Kresge Hall, The Forum (Room 1-515)

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Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30 PM

[Theatre]
The Match, Full Staged Reading (Staged by Kathryn Walsh)

A contemporary re-writing of the Oedipus complex about solitude, revolution and soccer. In the play, Moussa is a disillusioned ex-trade unionist, leaving prison. His son Ali spends all of his time on the Internet. A battle of words and silence takes place, while the national soccer team plays a historic match.

Silk Road Rising, Chicago Temple (77 West Washington, Chicago)

Tickets are $10. You can purchase them online or by calling the Silk Road Rising box office at 312-857-1234.


Wednesday, May 31 at 7:30 PM

[Theatre]
The Match, Full Staged Reading (Staged by Kathryn Walsh)

A contemporary re-writing of the Oedipus complex about solitude, revolution and soccer. In the play, Moussa is a disillusioned ex-trade unionist, leaving prison. His son Ali spends all of his time on the Internet. A battle of words and silence takes place, while the national soccer team plays a historic match.

Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Northwestern (1949 Campus Drive, Evanston)

No Tickets Required

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